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The project included the use of large quantities of water it was calculated that approximately a quarter of the quantity used by the entire city of Esquel was neededwhich was apparently going to be obtained mainly from the underground aquifers and secondarily from local brooks. It is most typically not a problem of mabiente distribution of natural resources and their use, but a problem dealing with maldistribution of the negative effects arising from the use of the environment.

This clumsy maneuver was thwarted by an avalanche of letters from people wishing to participate in such hearings and by the resonance the issue had with the public. The formation of this association is a very important measure that was repeated in several places, always preserving the characteristic of being self-generated and spontaneous institutions.

However, the Uruguayan government continued its policy of promotion for the mills, and in October, it officially authorized the setup of the first one, implicitly accepting their environmental impact assessment. The subsequent declaration of the Quebrada de Humahuaca as a World Heritage site totally ruled out the possibility of any similar work, and there was no further attempt to revive it.

The mountains of Esquel, at the base of which the city is located, were subject to a mining prospecting survey sinceand in November a consulting firm prepared an investment project for gold mining in a deposit located five kilometers away from the city for Meridian Gold, a Canadian company. Its horizontal organization makes it particularly appealing for Argentines, who have largely lost faith in the political system and are interested in seeing how a spontaneous social movement is able to deal uncompromised with all levels of government.

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This is a critical, distinctive trait that places them, among a public that is very suspicious of political organizations, in a position of legitimate and honest social players that work for environmental justice. By mid August, the governor ordered that any activity related to the high-voltage line be rebotatti. Over time there was additional immigration from the rest of the country, as is so frequently the case in Patagonia.

The formation of a Joint Commission between the two countries proved reborati be a failure, and both companies started building the plants, which were growing visibly while a deaf ear was turned to the environmentalists’ claims.


But first it will be necessary to make a brief reference to the general context of environmental politics in Argentina. One of the earliest conflicts, and the one with the most widespread coverage at the time, was in rebboratti Patagonian Andes, specifically in Esquel, in the west of the province of Chubut.

This person’s subsequent prosecution and imprisonment for embezzlement of public monies only managed to tinge the environmental issue with a patina of frivolity, futility and corruption.

These would be very conspicuous in such a restricted territory, as described above. Since the ambientte s, Uruguay had developed a very active pine and eucalyptus tree forestation policy overhectares were planted intended for industrialization of timber for furniture, construction and, especially, pulp manufacturing, although it carloos only in that discussion about setting up pulp mills began. This paper is intended to embrace these conflicts within the idea of a quest for “environmental justice” that goes beyond the legal aspect and has to do with a social process of learning about rights and how to sustain them.

This group was horizontally-organized; there was no management structure and everything was solved through open meetings and deliberations. Amgiente they comprise the low-income sector, other times they include middle-income sectors; sometimes they are rural, other times they are urban and deal with very different problems that range from deforestation to industrial pollution.

That is to say, in Latin America, the idea of environmental justice does not necessarily target the problems of racially or economically defined minorities; it tends to identif groups that are defined territorially rather than characterized socially. Giarracca, Norma “Territorios en disputa: Although the general notion of using the term “environmental justice” refers to “a response to perceived injustice, as judged through observations of unreasonable inequality in outcome and lack of fair treatment Additionally, the association was very successful in reaching the mass media, promoting the mining issue to the level of national interest.

This triggered massive investments, particularly in western Argentina.

Also, this NGO has adopted a more moderate position: Briones, The social mobilization in the Quebrada to oppose the construction of the high voltage line was an odd mixture; the two social sectors that we described came together to build a dense communications network that included articles published in regional and national newspapers and TV shows.

This was clearly the largest gathering of people ever witnessed in connection to an environmental issue in Argentina’s history, and was in fact much larger than most of the gatherings that any political parties have managed to achieve. This methodology had grown since its appearance by the mid s as a result of the closure of the oil refineries in Northern Patagonia, which were privatized by the Government.


The Assembly, after this demonstration of force, is waiting expectantly, while the Argentine government generates abundant environmental rhetoric. Skip to main content. In view of teboratti general rebofatti of the Argentine government and court system, the citizens decided to implement a more radical methodology: The weakness in this position was evident, as the topic had never been a priority.

Although from a legal perspective the province had the necessary mechanisms in place to conduct a serious analysis of the possible impact of building a high voltage line, it chose, possibly driven by the corruption of the provincial administration, to avoid these mechanisms; even going as far as scheduling the public hearing after the works were already awarded, approved and in progress.

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It should be noted that the entire region, on both sides of the river, up until that time relied economically on cattle raising and agriculture, with little industrial development. Reborattii, the visit and public conferences of an expert from Dupont the firm that was going to provide cyanide to the mine in July led to the – probably undesired – effect of generating anxiety among the population. The decision and the wide scope of the action triggered a strange effect: In general, in Latin America, this informal environmental justice is achieved or at least sought through ad-hoc organizations that differ from place to place as to their organization, constitution and dynamics.

The two cities have always enjoyed very close relations since they are connected by a bridge — the most widely used land route access between Argentina and Uruguay, because it is the closest car,os to Buenos Aires.

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Catlos their flamboyant actions attract much public notice, Greenpeace’s relatively short and sporadic campaigns have only earned them a modest degree of awareness among the population at large. Additionally, the project would employ about workers. To reach that figure, almost 20 million tons of rock had to be removed, and two million metric tons of ore had to be ground to extract gold and subsidiary silver, first by gravity and then by cyanide leaching.

Sociedaad the study was disclosed to the public at large, it was proven to be extremely poor and evidently targeted at merely justifying the project, which is not unusual in these cases1.